Debate

Capitalism Realised, Not Idealised

COMMENT In an article written for Rapport titled “Our Problem? Too little rather than too much capitalism” Professor Johan...

Free Speech, A Pillar Of Decolonisation

COMMENT In 1988 something bizarre happened in the literary world. The novel, a genre in it’s recline into irrelevance,...

The Fight Against Gun Violence In Atlantis, My Community

COMMENT When I think of the word “home” I think of safety, but I come from Atlantis, on the...

ASEAN Should Show True Leadership On Rohingya This General Assembly

COMMENT Two years on, Asia is no closer to ending its worst refugee crisis in decades. Over 900,000 Rohingya are in Bangladesh alone, including 759,000...

Woman As Citizen – (As Forgotten)

COMMENT In the wake of gender-based violence, a number of men in the Republic have taken to social media...

South Africa: Our Morally Unconscionable State the Needs Systemic Political Reform

COMMENT South Africa, unlike most countries that fail, has not fallen prey to any nefarious outside interference or simply...

Our Mothers’ Warnings Will Never Be Enough

COMMENT Twenty-first birthdays in South Africa, while legally non-significant, often still carry much pomp and ceremony surrounding the idea...

The Death Penalty Is Not The Solution To Violence Against Women

COMMENT The horrific death of 19-year old UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana, is for many South Africans the cruel combination...

There Are No Longer Spaces For Us To Feel Safe

COMMENT Do not go out at night, do not walk outside by yourself at night, dress appropriately to avoid...

I Regret Looking Behind The Curtain

COMMENT I vividly remember slumping on the couch of my partner on a Friday evening after a long week...

Abahlali Basemjondolo’s Women Celebrate Women’s Month With A Show Of Solidarity

COMMENT On the 11th of August at least 500 women members of Abahlali baseMjondolo filled the Prince Edward Hotel...

We Are Here Because You Were There

COMMENT  I really did not want my essay for a writing contest to be about colonialism in 2019. But...

The Butchers Of Marikana Won

COMMENT What to make of the fact that the people who set the Marikana massacre in motion now sit...

Disconnect Between Business And State Contributed To Marikana Massacre

COMMENT The Marikana massacre, in which 34 striking mineworkers were shot dead by police on 16 August 2012, was a tragic and historic event in...

Writing About The Cape Flats When You’re Not From There

COMMENT The history of blackness in the South African context is most aptly described as tumultuous and divided. Apartheid...

We Cannot Microwave Social Change

COMMENT The quest to build a non-sexist, inclusive and interconnected South Africa is a painstakingly difficult process that will...

Who Is Really To Blame For SA’s Jobs Crisis?

Subscribe to our newsletter. President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent admission that South Africa is facing punishing job losses is in direct...

“Under Capitalism, No Black Person Ever Dies By ‘Natural Causes’”

COMMENT Whether we are aware of it or not, we see Black people as living synonymous with labour, especially...

The DA’s “Law & Order” Policies Won’t Fix The Cape Flats

COMMENT Editor's note: on 11 July 2019, the minister of police Bheki Cele announced that President Cyril Ramaphosa had...

Willingness Of Young People Makes All The Difference In Transforming Communities

COMMENT As members of the Sustained Dialogue team at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation one of the many...
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